Golden Eagle

Where can I see the Golden Eagle

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The golden Eagle is a large bird of prey with a wingspan that averages 2.5 meters (8 feet). Its feathers can be golden brown or dark gray, and its head is often lighter than the rest of its body. The lower legs are feathered down to the talons, which are sharp and powerful enough to crush bone in a matter of moments.

This magnificent creature is found in many parts of North America but there are only two locations that they breed: Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory.

Golden eagles build their nests on cliffsides in treeless spots in mountainous areas. They lay only one egg per year , but it's big: 15 centimeters long and weighing up to 1 kilogram (2 pounds) . Despite this disparity in size between parents and offspring, they both share equally in incubating the egg for about five weeks before it hatches In the meantime, the male golden eagle hunts for food while the female stays with the egg.

Adult golden eagles can live up to 25 years in the wild.

Animal population
170 000
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Golden Eagle

Fact 1

The golden eagle is long-lived, with a life span in the wild up to 38 years and up to 50 years in captivity.

Fact 2

It dives at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.

Fact 3

These eagles prefer to attack upwind.

Tours where I can see the Golden Eagle

The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

6 days from

£825 / person

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Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri

Stok Kangri

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India
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

14 days from

£1,775 / person

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Spantik
Spantik

Spantik

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Pakistan
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

32 days from

£5,750 / person

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Toubkal
Toubkal

Toubkal

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Morocco
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£975 / person

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The Best Of The Pyrenees
The Best Of The Pyrenees

The Best Of The Pyrenees

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£880 / person

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The Thousand Lakes
The Thousand Lakes

The Thousand Lakes

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France, Spain
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£980 / person

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Mongolia
Mongolia

Mongolia

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Mongolia
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

23 days from

TBC / person

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Elbrus
Elbrus

Elbrus

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Russia
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

11 days from

£2,335 / person

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Canyon, Kayak & Swim
Canyon, Kayak & Swim

Canyon, Kayak & Swim

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France
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

4 days from

£565 / person

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UK 3 Peaks Challenge
UK 3 Peaks Challenge

UK 3 Peaks Challenge

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United Kingdom
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
3 - Average

4 days from

TBC / person

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Manaslu Circuit
Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

15 days from

£2,245 / person

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Kang Yatse 2
Kang Yatse 2

Kang Yatse 2

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India
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

13 days from

£1,985 / person

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Denali
Denali

Denali

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United States
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

26 days from

£8,995 / person

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